GWINNETT, Ga. — A mother has been detained for questioning in the fatal stabbings of four of her children and their father, police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, said Thursday.
A fifth child — a girl — was found with serious injuries and transported to a hospital, police said. In a tweet posted about five hours into the investigation, police said the girl was still alive.
All of the children discovered at the home near Loganville, about 30 miles east of Atlanta, were younger than 10 years old, officials said. The male victim was in his mid-30s.
The call came in shortly before 5 a.m., Gwinnett County police said.
“This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community,” police said. “We are hoping and praying that the remaining victim survives his/her injuries and makes a full recovery.”